Comparative Property Law
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Introduction into Comparative Property Law: Underlying values and principles, policy choices and ground rules.
The course objectives are to acquire:
- Basic knowledge of the historical development of property law in Europe.
- Fundamental comparative knowledge of leading property law values and principles, policy choices, ground rules and technical rules in civil law systems (particularly: French, German, Dutch law) and common law systems (English and Irish law). Also mixed legal systems will be discussed (among others: Scotland).
- Basic knowledge of the current developments in comparative and European property law.
Required is basic knowledge of private law
Sjef van Erp and Bram Akkermans (eds.) with the collaboration of Alexandra Braun, Monika Hinteregger, Caroline Lebon, Michael Milo, Vincent Sagaert, William Swadling and Lars van Vliet, Ius Commune Casebooks for the Common Law of Europe, Text and Materials on Property Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2012)